A TEENAGER died after his group had an altercation with another in Bury, a court has heard.

An inquest into the death of Abdikarim Abdalla Ahmed opened at Rochdale Coroners’ Court this week.

The proceedings heard the teenager, who was born in Somalia and lived on Willows Lane in Deane, Bolton, went out to Bury town centre on March 11.

The 18-year-old’s group became involved in an altercation with another group and he was stabbed to the chest.

He was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary but died later the same day as a result of his injuries.

Coroner Michael Salt said there would have to be a full inquest into the death, but this could not take place until criminal proceedings had been resolved.

He described is as another “tragic death” which had “involved a knife.”

He fixed a further date into the inquest to call in April.

Earlier this month a 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared in Manchester Crown Court accused of murder and possession of a knife.

On that occasion judge Nicholas Dean QC fixed a further hearing for May, when the teen from Kearsley is likely to enter a plea to the two allegations. 

A provisional trial date was fixed for August 1, with an estimated length of five to seven days.

The teenager has been remanded in custody ahead of the later hearings.

Following the death of Ahmed his mother paid tribute to him.

She said: "My beautiful boy Abdi passed away far too young and with his whole life ahead of him, he was taken from us too soon, and in the worst possible way.

“My boy was a victim of knife crime, I beg all parents to speak to their children and know what’s going on in their lives, before their child is taken away."

Two teenagers were earlier arrested in connection with the death but have since been released on bail.